Tuesday, September 20, 2011
TheGrill - Let's Talk About Media Leadership, I'm Ready to Listen
Had a great time at the opening night of The Wrap's second annual media leadership conference TheGrill. Sharon Waxman, founder of The Wrap, kicked off the event with a discussion with former chairman of Warner Bros. and CEO of Yahoo, Terry Semel and co-founder of the film fund Global Eagle Harry Sloan.
Semel and Sloan seem to think that content really is king and that major media companies will be opening their pocketbooks to license material for the Web. This is great news for content creators - though I still wasn't hearing how content creators were going to afford to create content that could be licensed.
I think we are still going to need a solution for covering costs of development and production. But at least the buyers will be there. That's a step in the right direction! I'm off to attend the conference now. Up way too early for someone who sets her own hours - ha! They may find me asleep in my chair.